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CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
, that they're saying yes to everyone basically. you had obama hitting, i believe, eight states in two days, and that's literally all the swing states at once. and romney is doing the same thing. he's hitting two or three states every day, flying around the country. one of the things we didn't touch on is early voting. in a lot of these states, it's already election day. it may even have been election day for a couple of weeks. and so, part of the point of these appearances, is not just to convince people, when people come over or excite them to get their neighbors to vote, but actually to send them directly to the polls. i mean, they'll have vans right outside their appearances, where people can get taken to the polls, vote right then and there, so they make sure -- what they call it is banking those votes. a lot of votes have been recorded. nationally the estimate is at 40% of the entire american electorate will have already voted before november 6. in colorado it's 70%. in some states, it's even higher than that. so, the candidates are driving people out to the polls already. they'r
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
. host: pennsylvania -- 20 electoral votes. in 2008, barack obama won by 10%. unemployment in the state is nearing what we have nationwide, 8.2%. terry madonna, neighboring ohio is getting a lot of attention with its 18 electoral votes -- was so different between ohio and pennsylvania that makes the buckeye state more of a battleground in pennsylvania, at least the moment? guest: the essential difference is that ohio has a good many more moderate independent voters at this point which are likely to vote either republican or democrat. as i pointed out a moment ago, the reason the democrats of done well as they have captured the suburbs of our state in these last presidential elections in recent years. that has been the defining difference -- you have the big swath of in the middle, of ohio in columbus that is the battleground area. obviously the cleveland area in the northeastern part of the state is democratic. the cincinnati part in the southwest is more republican. ohio has a larger pool of the swing voters, if you will, and more evenly balanced between the democratic and republican r
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
romney, or their surrogates in your state? guest: president obama has been here eight times this year, governor romney has been here 6. paul ryan may be eligible to vote, he's been here that much. joe biden has been here once. we have had a lot of its from michelle obama. we have seen plenty of action this cycle. host: bill clinton could be coming to your state. he is scheduled to campaign for the president today in colorado. he was supposed to be in colorado springs tuesday but cancelled due to the storm. guest: pending the outcome of the storm on the east coast, we will see both candidates later in the week. governor romney was here last week and held a rally at red rock and thousands were turned away. the following day, he held a rally in denver and drew a crowd estimated at 16,000. the governor this week has reserved an amphitheater in the southern suburbs of has a capacity of 18,000 people. there were looking at going to boulder to hold a rally there. they're certainly trying to turn out a lot of voters with momentum. >> one week to go and following on -- host: of one week to go
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
, 5.9%. 2008, president obama won the state by over six percentage points, the first time a democrat won the state of virginia since 1964. joining us from the university of virginia is the director of their politics center. larry, what are the issues being campaigned on in virginia? guest: the same issues as. every as the economy is for most, i suppose. if there's any special flavor into virginia, we cover all 50 states at the center for politics at the university of virginia, if there's any special flavor here, virginia depends on defense to a greater degree in than any other state except for alaska. we are second in per-capita defense expenditures. there's a special flavor on federal spending, because governmental employment is so important, not just in northern virginia, which borders on d.c., but also in hampton roads, the hampton roads area off virginia beach and the surrounding localities. host: what are the demographics of the state of virginia? guest: as with most larger population states, there are many states in one. you have northern virginia, which is about a third of the
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
authorization of president obama had as of monday afternoon declared a disaster in eight states and district of columbia allowing them to begin to request emergency assistance or know they will receive some federal money even before the worst of the storm hits. the article goes on to talk about disaster aid. fema has not seen a test on the scale of hurricane katrina. in 2005 when delays in delivering emergency relief and failures in communication system and problems with the emergency housing program combined to produce widespread criticism. since then it has tried to strengthen its ability to respond by rebuilding its supply management system and personnel and fostering stronger ties to outside parties. fema has about $3.6 billion in t the disaster fund although more may be needed for reimbursements to states after this storm. we will go to nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. what is your trust level in the government during natural disaster? caller: i have no trust for the federal government. that is not because of obama. it is because of congress. i remember the last time that there
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 8:30am EDT
. he will run a little bit ahead of president obama in the state. he appeals to some voters that obama does not appeal to simply because he's been there along time. i think brown ends up being safe. bill nelson has survived an onslaught of more than $20 million in outside ad spending. he's running against representative connie mack. while mack has had the potential to make it real contest, he has not. nelson is running it pretty close, six. . that's our it will end up on election day,. virginia was tied for very long time. there were 6000 poles in a row that showed it at a tie. -- there were 6000 polls in a row that showed it at a tie. we did the washington post poll that showed romney leading by a much larger number of earlier this week i do and think tim kaine is ahead by 3 points. on election day, this will be really close contest. i still give tim kaine the edge, a tort allen is not dead by any means. host: if you are interested in hearing from those candidates, we have covered many of the debates in the closely contested senate races. c-span.org to find them. reid wilson, ed
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
of america. -- god bless the united states of america. host: that web advertisement from the obama campaign. this point is from our twitter page -- host: another story that continues to attention, from "the weekly standard." the mysteries of benghazi. "yes, there is an election, by the time most subscribers read this, we will know if the country has elected a new president or chosen to keep the one we have had for the last four years." host: stephen hays, "the weekly standard." "mysteries of benghazi," that is the name of the editorial. kansas, good morning. caller: good morning. i certainly hope that mitt romney wins, because he is a christian. he can bring this country back to a christian nation, like it used to be. obama is so immoral. making beer in the white house. same-sex marriage. billy graham had a full-page advertisement the other day, vote for a biblical person. someone who believes in the bible. obama has let our country go from $10.50 trillion to $16 trillion in debt. does that not mean something to someone? i want to say that clinton is not running for president. it i
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
last evening. obama at a rally at the university of colorado, talking and that important swing state. a bit of that now. [video clip] >> we know what change looks like. [applause] we know what is going to help the middle class. [applause] we know what is going to grow jobs, reduce the deficit. and let me tell you, what governor romney is offering eight it. it is not it. giving more power back to the biggest banks is not changed. leaving millions without health insurance, that is not changed. . a another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, that is not change. [applause] refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies -- not change. rolling out a compromise by pledging the tea party's agenda, that is not changed. that is the attitude in washington that we have got to change. host: as the campaign moves on, recovery continues from hurricane sandy sweeping through the mid-atlantic and the northeast. here is a headline from the "the wall street journal" -- million stuck in dark and cold. i want to point to the headline on the front page of the "daily news" -- gas
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the past. mitt romney had to work with the other side. obama really sold us out in the last four years. host: some tweets we have been getting on this question include -- yesterday in new jersey, the president spoke about gov. christie. >> obviously, this is a federal, state, and local effort. the first thing i want to do is think everybody who has been involved and the entire rescue and recovery process. at the top of my list i have to say gov. christie throughout this process has been responsive, aggressive in making sure the state got out in front of this incredible storm, and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul in making sure the people of new jersey bounce back stronger than before. i want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. host: a couple of facebook comments -- next call on our republican line comes from virginia. which candidate do you think is best equipped to reach across the aisle? caller: definitely governor romney. he has already proven he can do that with his track record as governor in massachuset
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
later, the national conference of state legislatures looks at some of the other issues on ballots around the country. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: president obama travels to buy ohi-- to ohio. mitt romney makes stops in hampshire, iowa and colorado. in colorado he will be joined by his wife. that is at the fallen for the 5 tonight on c-span and c-span radio. you can go to c-span.org for details hid for the next 45 minutes we are looking at a key house and senate races. e seats a 45th stat likely democrat. we will take a look of those the little. we love to hear from you about the house and senate elections in your state. how you plan to vote, tell us why. 202-585-3880 -- democrats. 202-585-3881 -- republicans. 202-585-3882 -- in the 10th independents. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can send us an e-mail at cspan@journal.org. or reach us on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. here is a map. 46 democrats as far as the seats are concerned. a 43 seats now in a lot for republicans. any good to the top of states, they look at 11 toss ups. in ohio, virginia, wisconsin, thos
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:30am EDT
democratic four years ago. barack obama carried the state fairly easily. the polls are showing him with a lead of significance in this election. host: give us a sense of the demographics of the state's voters? who are we talking about? give us a sense of some key areas as we look at this map. guest: there are couple of key areas. first, let's look at eastern iowa, davenport and the surrounding area, a couple hundred thousand people, it is a swing county. davenport is industrial, democratic. it will depend on turnout. if you go to the northwest corner -- corridor of the state, that is a role, very republican area. -- a rural. an area that is more or less evangelical christians, and they're not excited about mitt romney. they are republicans. he does not energized them. we will see what the turnout looks like in northwest iowa. those two areas, if we want the turnout in posted areas, it's very heavy in the quad cities, but good news the democrats. it's very heavy in northwest iowa, but good for republicans. the central part of the states, including des moines, that democratic. we will watch
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
very democratic states in play. this is a combination between a try to get the obama campaign to spend money somewhere they would not otherwise or it is a real move towards expanding the map. the interesting thing about this year is this is the first time since 2004 that we have had a normal election. in 2006 it was a democratic way. 2008 was a democratic way. 2010 was republican. so we don't know what a normal electorate looks like. we don't know the racial makeup or the age makeup. polls all over the place. both parties right now are using polling models that are dramatically different from each other. i sat down with of the national republican congressional committee and the democratic congressional campaign committee, the senate committees, the dnc, the rnc, they're all taking a look at these numbers that are so dramatically different. these are internal numbers, not the numbers they're using to spin all the rest of us. at its core, you have a very smart said the people on both sides just looking at incredibly different numbers, because if we don't really know what a normal e
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
debate, this is sort of edging up with obama having a steady lead. it is a democratic leaning state these days. there has not been an awful lot of campaign activity in terms of visits by the candidates or advertising. they have now really targeted the state this year on like 2008 in the last previous four cycles. host: there has been an awful lot of advertising in the senate races. your polls are showing that the senate race has been considerably closer. he is still holding onto a slight lead, seven points over republican tom smith. what has been happening in that race? caller: is a simple matter if you spend $17 million of your own money, you can get hearing from people. the senator is a member of an institution that is not really very popular these days, the congress. smith is gaining traction just on the strength of his message. and introducing himself to voters. that could be one of the surprises on election night. host: what can republicans read in these polling numbers? caller: on the presidential race? president obama is up 49%, still below 50%. it seems pennsylvania could be
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
discussed ground game that the obama campaign was relying on to get the voters out to the polls. you also argue that mitt romney is the one who has ground to make up in a crucial swing states, like ohio and virginia. it will make it difficult for him. right now it is hard to tell whose campaign is going to be most affected. host: early voting, are you looking at how the race to get those votes in the bank before election day rolls around might be impacted? caller: we are. most of the states do not have early voting. pennsylvania, for example, does not have early voting. virginia does not allow it unless you have a special exception that allows you to vote absentee before the election. north carolina, which is an early casualty of hurricane sandy, has early voting. the question of just, basically, which ones are going to be affected most, it is hard to say. maryland suspended early voting today. and the other hand, that is a safely blue state, so that will probably not impact the outcome. host: jody rights in -- host: are the campaign's looking at what kind of impact of this could hav
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:35pm EDT
prime minister david cameron takes questions. then president obama it is briefed on preparations for sandy.anes and th >> this is a very complex issue. it takes cooperation between the united states and mexico. agreementhere is an back in 2008. between the united states and mexico where we help with technical support. we are stuck in these stereotypes. el paso is the safest city in america. we have safe cities in communities all along our border. these are great communities. i have already -- >> i have already stated we should triple the u.s. border control. we have to get serious and solve the problem of securing the border. this is an important question. mexico is a great and mighty nation. it is tragic what is happening in mexico. the violence is tragic. a businessman described to me how he received from the drug lords a letter that detailed where every one of his grand kids had been in the past week minute-by-minute. it is tragic what is happening in mexico and i think the united in mexico and i think the united states should
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